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Inspection tool uses high-definition frequency to identify corrosion in up to five tubular strings

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Metal corrosion can cause serious well integrity issues and nonproductive time. Halliburton launched the Electromagnetic Xaminer V (EPX V), which can identify corrosion and casing defects in up to five strings, at the 2017 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. In this video from the conference on 10 October, Freeman Hill, Product Manager – Well and Reservoir Surveillance, describes how the EPX V uses high-definition frequency technology to provide a through understanding of pipe defects and metal loss throughout the well. He also discusses the various deployment methods, including slick line, for the system...

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Acoustic telemetry network provides real-time data during deepwater frac pack completions

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Most of the telemetry platforms in existence today don’t provide real-time data during completions. XACT Downhole Telemetry developed its acoustic telemetry network to provide pressure, temperature, tension, torque and bending data during completion operations. At the 2017 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas....

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Peter Cunnion to take reins as IADC SAPC Chairman

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Peter Cunnion, Vice President at Northern Offshore, has been selected to take over the role of Chairman of the IADC Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter (SAPC) in 2018. Mr Cunnion, who is succeeding Dave Formas, Senior Marketing Manager at Ensco, as SAPC Chairman, promised to continue to drive membership participation and involvement, which he says has been key to the success and growth of the SAPC. “The power of an organization like IADC is through its membership,” Mr Cunnion emphasized. As Chairman, he will be working to continue the annual golf tournament and gala dinner, which will be held on 21-22 March in 2018. The SAPC also will be working on a new Supply Chain Committee, as well as on reinstating the HSE Committee. For more information, watch this video with Mr Cunnion from the 2017 IADC Drilling Middle East Conference in Dubai on 4 October...

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Deloitte survey shows more cautious outlook for oil and gas rebound

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Oil and gas executives’ confidence in a quick industry recovery seems to have materially shifted this year from a return to optimism to more caution, according to Deloitte’s “2017 Oil and Gas Industry Executive” survey. With lower expectations of a rapid price recovery, the need by many to find new efficiency gains and reduce costs could push the digital revolution to its tipping point...

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BP’s Forman: Industry must leverage people, technology, management systems to improve performance

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As the global oil downturn grinds on and the industry increasingly accepts the fact that the days of $100 oil are behind us, industry leaders must zero in on performance factors that can be controlled. In his keynote address at the 2017 IADC Drilling Middle East Conference in Dubai on 4 October, Paul Foreman, VP Wells of the Middle East Region for BP, proposed a model for approaching and leading performance in the business of wells”...

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PSA Norway: Industry, regulators must work together to reverse trend on safety

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Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway is challenging the oil and gas industry to reverse some troubling trends. In a presentation at the 2017 IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference on 27 September in Amsterdam, Sigve Knudsen, PSA Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, said the last couple of years have been characterized by serious incidents and safety challenges. To help reverse this trend, the Norwegian regulator has identified three areas of special focus: robustness, standardization and inter-party collaboration. Watch DC’s video with Mr Knudsen as he explains the PSA’s work in these three areas and how it plans to achieve visible and measurable results.

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Light treatment improves alertness, health, safety for offshore shift workers

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Insomnia ranks as the second most common health complaint globally and is a common problem in offshore shift work environments. Poor quality of sleep can lead to lowered concentration, slower performance and difficulty thinking clearly. In turn, this can lead to increased risks for human error, lower productivity and more downtime on the rig. In this video from the 2017 IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference on 28 September in Amsterdam, Koos Meijer, Founder of KM Human Factors Engineering, discusses a light treatment that focuses on the timing, duration, intensity and color of light exposure to activate and deactivate the brain. During the last project, more than 150 shift workers were trained and guided in two interactive offshore workshops. The crew reported feeling ...

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Bapetco builds safety-first culture on care, respect for employees

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In 2015, Gordon Graham arrived in Egypt as Deputy Drilling Manager of Bapetco, a joint venture between Shell and Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. He quickly identified several areas within HSE that required improvement and launched the Risk Champions Program. In this video from the 2017 IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference on 27 September in Amsterdam, Mr Graham tells DC about the various focus areas for this program, as well as how HSE improvements can be achieved by demonstrating care and respect for employees. Watch the video for more information.

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BP implements Global DROPS assessments across 10 regions

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To prevent incidents related to dropped objects, BP has implemented what it calls the Global DROPS Assessment, which currently covers 10 regions and 37 rigs. These assessments help to verify that contractors are monitoring and improving their dropped objects program and that corrective actions determined from lessons learned and investigations are implemented to minimize or eliminate exposure to DROPS hazards. In this video from the 2017 IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference in Amsterdam on 28 September, Duston McConnell, Senior Global HSE Advisor for BP, explains how these assessments work and the potential expansion of the assessments beyond drilling contractors. Mr McConnell also discusses his work with the North American DROPS Chapter, which will hold its 2017 North America DROPS Forum ...

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